Mechanochemical Immobilisation of Metathesis Catalysts in a Metal–Organic Framework

Jurjen Spekreijse, Lars Öhrström, Johan P.M. Sanders, Harry Bitter, Elinor L. Scott*

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A simple, one-step mechanochemical procedure for immobilisation of homogeneous metathesis catalysts in metal–organic frameworks was developed. Grinding MIL-101-NH2(Al) with a Hoveyda–Grubbs second-generation catalyst resulted in a heterogeneous catalyst that is active for metathesis and one of the most stable immobilised metathesis catalysts. During the mechanochemical immobilisation the MIL-101-NH2(Al) structure was partially converted to MIL-53-NH2(Al). The Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst entrapped in MIL-101-NH2(Al) is responsible for the observed catalytic activity. The developed synthetic procedure was also successful for the immobilisation of a Zhan catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15437-15443
JournalChemistry-A European Journal
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • immobilization
  • mechanochemistry
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • metathesis


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